In about a week, 311 will release its 25th anniversary ARCHIVE box set. (“HIVE” is bold in the stylized version of the title because it’s the name of a song, their fan club, and their recording studio.) Included in the box set are a 60-page photo book and 81 tracks, including demos, B-sides, bonus tracks, pre-production recordings and other unreleased songs. Archive covers material from 1992–2014. If you’re a fan of the band, this compilation is a must-have! Order a copy from PledgeMusic, iTunes, Amazon, et al.
311 have also been busy releasing songs from Archive via various web media outlets, including “Earth People” (from the Transistor sessions), “Grifter” (Transistor sessions), “Cali Soca” (Soundsystem sessions), and “Time is Precious” (Evolver sessions). Follow the preceding links to listen to those songs. Enjoy!
Here is “Grifter”: